Jonathan Bowlan

Born: 12/01/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'6''
Weight: 262
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 29th, 2019
Dates Seen: April 18, 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Lexington Legends
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XXL frame, thick w/ burly features. Power pitcher's frame. Will need to keep body in check, but more athletic than he appears. Built like Nate Pearson (TOR).
Mechanical Notes
FWU, over-head break; short, shallow arm-circle w/ wrist claw in the back; H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 40 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Imposing frame and velo; could pitch w/ a mid-90s bowling ball in relief role.
Imposing frame and velo; could pitch w/ a mid-90s bowling ball in relief role.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 93-94 91-96 Above-avg velo w/ sturdy frame to hold it. T96 on best bolts, could reach back for a tick more in short-stints.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Heavy ball w/ more run when angled to lower-third.
Heavy ball w/ more run when angled to lower-third.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Control over command type, sprays within the zone, command projects better in relief facing lineups once.
Control over command type, sprays within the zone, command projects better in relief facing lineups once.
Slider
Slider 40 50 Flashed hard bite and late show on best ones. Most had short tilt, moderate depth. Ingredients of future avg SL.
Flashed hard bite and late show on best ones. Most had short tilt, moderate depth. Ingredients of future avg SL.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 Crude third pitch, less feel for it than FB/SL. Sprinkles in to LHH, rarely around the zone w/ CH. Likely drops it if he's in a 'pen role.
Crude third pitch, less feel for it than FB/SL. Sprinkles in to LHH, rarely around the zone w/ CH. Likely drops it if he's in a 'pen role.
Control
Control 40 45 Intense competitor, like his mound presence. Gets ahead w/ FB, goes to SL when ahead. Lost feel to land off-speed as outing progressed. RP control profile projects better in short stints.
Intense competitor, like his mound presence. Gets ahead w/ FB, goes to SL when ahead. Lost feel to land off-speed as outing progressed. RP control profile projects better in short stints.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
High-round college arm cruising in SP role against lesser A-Ball competition. Might lack the pitchability and third speed to project as SP at higher levels. Stuff realistically translates to 6th/7th inning relief role, where FB and SL could play up. Durable frame and experience starting games could make him a multi-inning type.